Spring 2017 Opportunities


Registration is now open for online courses to complete your Bachellors or graduate degrees.  Classes at Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa start January 9. Classes at the University of Iowa start on Janury 17. There are increasing opportunities to start your classes at a local community college and then transfer to a state university, with or without having to move. In the Northwest Community College area, contact Mariah Oliver at and in the Western Iowa Tech area, contact Susan Grau at 

More UNI agreements with area community colleges


The University of Northern Iowa has established new articulation agreements with community colleges in northwest Iowa.  UNI will now accept the credits earned in General Studies from Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) and Western Iowa Tech Community College into their Women's Health bachelor's program.  This will help students to complete programs in northwest Iowa and transfer to UNI knowing they can complete their BA in two years.  

Additionally, UNI and NCC have signed an agreement taking credits earned in completing an associate's degree in Wellness Management at NCC, and accepting them toward completion of a BA in Fitness and Wellness (Health Promotion) at UNI.  For more information about transfer opportunities from NCC to UNI, contact Regents Transfer Specialist Mariah Oliver at or by calling (712) 324-5061 ext 171.

UNI & WITCC Environmental Health agreement


The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) have reached an agreement that allows WITCC students to take the coursework for an AS in Biology and transfer those credits into UNI's Environmental Health BA degree program.  WITCC Biology graduates would effectively be admitted as Juniors at UNI, saving them time and money while attaining a BA degree.  For information on how to take advantage of this program, contact NWIRRC transfer specialist Susan Grau at:

UNI & WITCC Global Health agreement


The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) have approved a pathway enabling students at WITCC to complete two years of coursework and be prepared to complete a Bachelors of Arts in Global Health from UNI in only two years.  WITCC students who complete the coursework required for an Associated of Arts in Political Science or Sociology will earn sufficient credits to be effectively admitted as juniors in UNI's Global Health program, meeting all the pre-requisites of their peers.  For additional information, contact Susan Grau at

Agricultural Studies degree - two semesters in Ames


Did you know that you can complete your BS in Agricultural Studies from Iowa State University and only spend two semesters in Ames?  ISU has partnered with both Northwest Iowa Community College and Western Iowa Tech Community College in offering this unique degree option. Take two years of Agriculture classes at one of the two community colleges, two semesters of online through Iowa State, and two semesters in Ames and get the same degree at about half the cost!  Find out more -

UNI offering Bachelor of Arts in Technology Management

University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for the Technology Management Bachelor of Arts degree program, for a new cohort beginning this fall. This program is designed for graduates of career and technical programs from Iowa’s community colleges and focuses on industry while incorporating an applied approach to critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills.

“The Technology Management program is a great program for students at a distance that would like to add on to their AAS degree and get into higher management or technical positions,” said Ali Kashef, program coordinator.

Courses are offered entirely online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. The program also uses a cohort model in which students move together through the coursework, with the degree to be awarded in the spring of 2020. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit

UNI Educator Workshop in Siouxland


A one-hour UNI credit workshop, Helping Students Protect the Environment and Live Well, is being held as a two-part workshop. Part one is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17. Part two will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Both will be held at the Center for Outdoor Learning in Hinton, which is 12 miles from Sioux City.  See more information at: 

Community and Regional Planning Agreement


New agreements between Iowa State University and two Iowa community colleges will make it easier for students attending those colleges to complete bachelor's degrees at Iowa State.

Through the agreements, students who receive an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC), Sheldon, and those who receive AA degrees with an emphasis in political science, psychology or sociology from Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC), Sioux City, will be able to transfer to Iowa State to complete a Bachelor of Science in community and regional planning—and to do so in as few as two years.

NCC and WITCC students who participate in the new program will have a clearly defined plan that guides all four years of their undergraduate study. They will know exactly which courses to take at their community college and the recommended sequence to follow to graduate in two years after they transfer to Iowa State. And they will have access to advising at all three institutions to ensure a smooth transition to the bachelor's program.

Art Education master’s degree program

University of Northern Iowa

New cohort program to begin Fall 2015


Intended for educational professionals, this program provides a comprehensive and contemporary orientation to the study and practice of art education.


Designed for PK-12 art educators, this program is delivered on a cohort basis and completed in five consecutive semesters, six hours of credit each semester.  All courses are offered entirely at a distance using a combination of Adobe Connect, and online via eLearning.  Courses meeting in the fall and spring semesters are taught in eight-week modules on Wednesday evenings.


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